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Tripp to Health

Our adventures in healthy eating.

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What to Make For Dinner? Easy Crockpot Chili!

Hi Everyone! I haven't posted a recipe in a while, so I figured I should get with the program! Last night for dinner, I made an awesome Paleo Chili! I found the recipe at fastpaleo.com. I used most of the same ingredients that they used, but I made it in my crockpot instead of on the stove! If you are looking for a meal that is super easy, and you can prep it early in the day, and have dinner ready to roll when you get home, than this is a great one for you! It was super tasty too!!

Here's what I did...

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Healthy and Delicious Grilling!

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Ideas for Summer Grilling

Happy Spring! I know for all of your Chicago Folks, we just had snow a few days ago, but walking around outside today officially feels like spring! And what better to do in the spring than BBQ!!!

This past weekend, Jared and I grilled out with some friends. This is not only great on the budget (so much cheaper than meeting friends out for dinner!), but it’s delicious too!!

Here is what we had, plus a bonus list of my TOP 10 veggies for grilling!

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What's For Dinner? Stuffed Acorn Squash

So I’ve had an acorn squash sitting around for a while, and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it. I used to always bake it and then put butter and brown sugar in it. I admit, this was delicious, but I’ve been trying hard to avoid adding sugar to things! So I found this recipe on www.stupideasypaleo.com and it was Awesome!!!

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How We Grocery Shop Without Breaking the Bank

Healthy Shopping on a Budget

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Healthy Grocery Shopping On a Budget

5 Tips for Eating Real Food on a Budget

 

How much is a normal amount of money to spend on groceries?? Last year, Jared and I spent $5077! That’s over $420/month for 2 people. I basically had the perspective that getting groceries was cheaper than eating out, so I didn’t pay any attention to how much we were spending, I just swiped the credit card and didn’t give it a second thought. Patients always tell me that it's too expensive to eat healthy, so I'm going to try to do better in this regard!

This Year We are doing things a little bit Differently...

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  • Karen
    Karen says #
    Thanks for posting again! Though I don't eat Paleo, your blogs help keep me on track towards healthy eating and remind me to shop
  • Dr. Jamie Tripp DC
    Dr. Jamie Tripp DC says #
    No problem! Anything I can do to motivate more people!
  • Lynn
    Lynn says #
    I am excited about your budgeting experiment. I spend over $700/mo on groceries for two people. Yes, that is insane, but I buy pas
  • Dr. Jamie Tripp DC
    Dr. Jamie Tripp DC says #
    I can totally see how you could spend 700/month on groceries! In the long run its worth it! My crossfit coach had an awesome quote
  • Amber
    Amber says #
    The envelopes sound like a great idea! I probably spend $420 a month on groceries just for 1! My biggest expense comes from "rea

Last Minute Curry Seafood Dinner Recipe

Dr. Tripp and I had an amazing weekend getaway with her parents in Union Pier, Michigan. We visited a few wineries, as well as Greenbush Brewing Company in Sawyer, MI (great food and craft beers for those of you of age). We also stumbled upon the Ice Festival in St. Joseph, MI, which had some incredible ice sculptors (check out the crazy pic!). We even got to cross country ski on the beach. I had no idea that was even an option in life! I felt like I was in a snow globe wonderland. Also enjoyed some Olympic action….GO USA!

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  • Sue Tripp
    Sue Tripp says #
    Karen - There is now a recipe tag ... need to do some re-tagging to get them to show up there. Will do that ASAP.
  • Karen
    Karen says #
    Jared, I'm loving your recipes... please keep them coming! But you should add a "recipe" tag so they're easier to search for. I've

If you would have asked me a few years ago what was the healthiest way to eat, and again today, I would have given you completely different answers. The more I read and learn, the more my views and opinions are evolving.

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  • Irene
    Irene says #
    I too am happy you are writing again Jamie. This winter has been challenging for healthy eating. Thanks for the positive notes.
  • Dr. Jamie Tripp DC
    Dr. Jamie Tripp DC says #
    No problem!!! Keep the comments coming if you like what I write! It motivates me to keep it up!!
  • Sharon
    Sharon says #
    Good post! Your journey sounds lots like my own…except for the weight loss part! lol I WILL get there, eating healthy food…Glad yo
  • Dr. Jamie Tripp DC
    Dr. Jamie Tripp DC says #
    Thanks Sharon! And yes you will!!!

What's For Dinner?!

So, Dr. Tripp asked me to write a blog for her today. I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about at first, then I decided I’d write about what I made her for dinner. We had a ton of cilantro left over in the fridge from the Super Bowl, so I figured I better make something with it. I decided to make a cilantro lime sauce. It was actually pretty easy.

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    Dr. Jared Thomure DC says #
    Hi, I just put the steak into a plastic bag and ran cool water over it in the sink until it was thawed. It didn't take too long si
  • Sue
    Sue says #
    How did you defrost the meat? It does not sound like you planned ahead and had it already thawed. Not having anything defrosted i

What My Dad Taught Me About Healthy Eating

Wayne KuhrMy dad had juvenile onset diabetes. When I was a little girl, I remember him taking a shot every morning. I thought that's what dads do; every morning they shave and they take a shot. It wasn't until later that I realized he was different than most dads.

My dad was diagnosed with diabetes when he was a young adult, and lived to be 76. When he was diagnosed in the 1940's. the projected life expectancy was 45 years. I always thought he was a poster child for diabetics, and that's why he beat the projections without the typical side effects of diabetes.

Over the past year,  I've changed my eating habits and lost weight. My dad would be proud. Although I don't have diabetes, I'm doing the same things that he did - and so are his grand-daughters. Today I remember dad's birthday by sharing my recollections of how he lived:

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Eating Paleo at a Party!

Over the weekend, Jared and I went to a housewarming party of our good friends. Weekends are easily the most difficult time to stick with the healthy eating, but where there’s a will there’s a way! If you know going into it what is on your good list, and what you are avoiding, it makes things much easier! So as I'm sure you know this by know, Veggies are good, Meats are typically good, fruits and nuts in moderation, and breads, chips, processed foods are out.

 

So here’s what we ate! (and what we didn’t)

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What do do About Lunch- Healthy Box Lunch Ideas for Your Kids and You!

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It’s that time of year again folks! I cannot believe it, but facebook does not lie. I saw all of the pictures the last few days of everyone’s very cute kids in their first day of school outfits. You know what that means… Time to get back into the fall routine of packing healthy lunches for the kids. These ideas totally work for adults too, so if you don’t have kids, don’t worry!

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"Health Foods" that Aren't so Healthy: Soy

 Over the weekend, I was watching the movie 2 Weeks Notice (Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, very cute chick flick). One of the things I noticed in this movie was how often the Characters referenced Soy as being healthy. They put soy in their cake, soy ice cream, had soy milk, etc. While I do believe the extreme Soy fad is past, there are still quite a few people out there who likely think of it as a healthy alternative, and I don’t agree.

Back in my calorie counting days (mostly my college years), I would often sub out a burger for a “boca burger” made with soy. In my mind this was “healthier” because it was a couple hundred calories less. Little did I know that there is much more to life than calories. (like how your body actually handles and processes the nutrients in food).

Things you might not know about Soy

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    Sue Tripp says #
    I looked up the ingredients in a boca burger (original) .... Only ingredient that looks real is water (the first ingredient) -- In

4 Week Update

Hey Everyone! It's officially been 4 weeks (of 7) of our "Paleo Challenge"

For those of you who are just joining in, in a nutshell, this means that my boyfriend Jared and I are just eating Meats, veggies, some fruits, and some nuts! We are skipping pretty much all processed foods including breads, alcohol, pastas, pop, chips, crackers, cookies, cakes, processed sauces,  ice cream, milk, cheese (me moreso than Jared with the cheese) etc.

Guess how much weight Jared had lost??!

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  • Sue Tripp
    Sue Tripp says #
    I wrote a similar post before ... my goal was not paleo -- but to eat real food at the Kane County Cougar's Game. Certainly you ca

Recipe Time- Turkey with Mashed Butternut Squash and Veggies

 

Last weekend, Jared and I made a turkey dinner for my parents! My mom had bought a turkey, but was afraid that she was going to screw it up. Jared has done such a good job Thanksgivings past, that she asked us to cook it!

Here’s what we did!

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  • Sharon
    Sharon says #
    Sounds like a delicious dinner! Don't forget the 2 tablespoons of vinegar in the bone broth to help pull the minerals from the bon
  • Dr. Jamie Tripp DC
    Dr. Jamie Tripp DC says #
    Good Catch Sharon! Fixing it now!!

Healthy BBQ Ideas!

Earlier this week, Jared and I had a BBQ with a few friends! I bet  you were wondering what we did to make it healthier!!

 

Here are my BBQ rules/tips!

 

 

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What do You Eat in a Typical Day?

 I've have aIII'veII have had a lot of people ask me lately, what do you actually eat in a day? How do you not eat bread, pasta, rice, processed foods, etc? So I figured I'd take pictures of everything I ate today to show you all how easy it can be. Yes, today, I was that girl who takes pictures of all of her food. Actually since I started this blog, I've been that girl a lot. Oh well.

 

Here is Everything I ate today....

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  • Jean
    Jean says #
    Do you eat any snacks??? Dessert?? That would be the hard part for me.
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    Dr. Jamie Tripp DC says #
    Hey Jean- Great question! Yesterday I didn't. For me, what I typically do is eat breakfast around 6 am. My lunch I tend to spread
  • Lynn
    Lynn says #
    For what it is worth, my favorite dessert is raw coconut butter with raw cacao. I add a little water to mix it until it is a puddi

How much protein should I eat?

Protein is the third macronutrient in our series. It’s a little bit easier because it doesn’t really have a bad reputation, and most people already know which foods contain protein (mainly meats).  Protein is what we need to help us build muscle. The building blocks of proteins are amino acids. Like the “essential fatty acids” we learned about yesterday, there are “essential amino acids which we much consume in our diet because our bodies cannot make them! Many plant and grain sources of protein are deficient in at least one of these amino acids, but most meats contain all of them.

What type of protein should I eat?

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Recipe Time- Steak and Veggies

Can I just say, that I love having a boyfriend that can cook. It is pretty much the greatest thing ever to come home to an awesome dinner of meat and vegetables! Jared has jumped on board so much, that he is even looking up paleo recipes on his own to avoid adding extra sauces that he’d usually cook with knowing that they are not on the approved list!

So what does a dinner look like? Well pretty much like I said above, meat and vegetables- and if you are still hungry more vegetables!

Here’s what he made us the other night!

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  • Sue Tripp
    Sue Tripp says #
    I get Kerry Gold Grass Fed butter at Costco - I went to look up the price, and found this interesting link - 50 paleo things to bu
  • Billy Jenkins
    Billy Jenkins says #
    What is grassfed butter? I didn't know butter ate grass.
  • Dr. Jamie Tripp DC
    Dr. Jamie Tripp DC says #
    Haha good point Billy. It would be butter from grass eating cows

This article has been updated and published the new website. View Bacon and Eggs ... Healthy or Not on DuPage Family Wellness.

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